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Pokémon Emerald Version (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Pokémon Emerald is the fifth Pokémon game of the advanced generation, after its predecessors Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, and LeafGreen. It takes place in the world of Hoenn but can also connect with Kanto-based games FireRed and LeafGreen as well. Like Pikachu and Suicune were for Yellow and Crystal respectively, Rayquaza plays a vital role in this game along with the other Legendaries, Groudon and Kyogre. Though similar to the original storyline that occurs in Hoenn, Emerald offers more changes than Yellow and Crystal.

In terms of gameplay, there have been several alterations to the game:

Legendaries
  • Ability to catch Rayquaza before the Elite Four, as well as both Groudon and Kyogre after it.
  • Changes to catching the Regis.
  • Ability to catch either one of Latios or Latias.
Graphics
  • New outfits for the characters.
  • New Pokémon animations.
Features
  • Ability to enter the Safari Zone Extension, where you can catch Johto (the world of Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal) Pokémon like Houndour and Miltank.
  • The Battle Frontier, an island full of different battle stadiums.
  • Ability to get both of the Claw and Root fossils.
These are of the changes you might notice at first while playing Pokémon Emerald. However, there are lots of other improvements apart from the new storyline that separates this game from its predecessors.

Screenshots

Pokémon Emerald Version Game Boy Advance Healing up at the Pokémon Center
Pokémon Emerald Version Game Boy Advance Pokemon Info
Pokémon Emerald Version Game Boy Advance Bag, showing key items you can use
Pokémon Emerald Version Game Boy Advance Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon Versione Smeraldo" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon Version Emeraude" -- French title
  • "Pokémon Smaragdedition" -- German title
  • "Pokémon Edición Esmeralda" -- Spanish title
  • "Pocket Monsters Emerald" -- Japanese title
  • "ポケットモンスター エメラルド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

What Yellow and Crystal were for previous games, now for Ruby and Sapphire. Rensch (203) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

N-Zone Dec 13, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Games Master Dec, 2005 86 out of 100 86
GameSpy May 03, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN May 03, 2005 8 out of 10 80
VicioJuegos.com Oct 17, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 21, 2005 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot May 04, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamers.at Jul 13, 2005 66 out of 100 66
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – GBA Multiplayer Game of the Year

Related Web Sites

  • Pokèmon Elite 2000 (A Pokèmon fan site good at covering the latest news about coming and existing Pokèmon games.)
  • Pokémon Emerald (Official game web site by Nintendo of America.)
  • Psypokes (A comprehensive Pokémon site that pretty much covers everything there is to know about the games.)
Lampbane (2509) added Pokémon Emerald Version (Game Boy Advance) on May 09, 2005